Understanding the value of a physician’s intuition when assessing risk factors for surgery

Preoperative surgeon intuition is an independent predictor of 30-day postoperative complications; however, when compared to the standard risk calculator derived from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), its predictive power isn’t as strong, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

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